2017 CAEYC ANNUAL CONFERENCE--WORKSHOPS

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Presenter: Kim Adams

Co-presenter(s):  Tom Gannon 
Workshop Title: It Might Get Messy; Exploring Creativity and Creative Processes that Support Emergent and Play-Based Curricula in Early Learning Environments
Track: Curriculum - Art
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: Ballroom C
Theater Style: 400

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

In a world that is increasingly technology-driven, with information just a click away, 21st Century learners must be able to think critically and creatively. Making connections and synthesizing information will be key to academic and overall future success.

Fostering creativity is no longer enrichment to learning- It is where critical connections, innovation, and meaningful inspiration are developed.

We know that children experience access to the creative-self in their early years more so than at any other time in their lives. Helping children to recognize and become acquainted with the many facets of creative expression can be an amazing experience for the early childhood educator as well.

In this workshop participants will have a chance to explore creative expression activities for young children as well as utilize design thinking to support a play based emergent curriculum. Participants will be given examples of how to use photos and templates to make this learning visible.

Participants will be provided information through lecture, power-point photo/video slide show, as well as hands on activities to explore the topic of creativity- specifically utilizing open-ended and engaging activities which may have multiple outcomes to foster creativity and creative thinking.
Participants will leave with new ideas and make connections for supporting creativity in their practice.


Presenter: Rose-Stella Ahmed

Workshop Title: The Sensory Smart Classroom
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 203C
Theater Style: 200

Learning Level: Introductory

Language: English

Course Description

The Sensory Smart Classroom; Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder and Practical Classroom Strategies
By the end of this workshop, the audience will have an understanding of Sensory Processing disorder, and simple practical strategies that can be used to address behaviors in the classroom. Audience members will be offered the opportunity to use some of the sensory supplies. This workshop will be presented through lecture, supported with a visual powerpoint presentation, and open for questions throughout. Audience members can be beginners with no background on sensory processing disorder. I will be teaching:
o Brief introduction about Occupational Therapy
• What an Occupational Therapist does
• Role in education
o Development of Sensory Processing
• Significance of sensory development in learning; foundation for all child developmental milestones
• Identify and understand role of the eight senses:
o Five senses that process information from external environment (sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste)
o Three senses that process internal information ( proprioception, vestibular, and interoception)
o Types of Sensory Responses
• Definition Sensory Processing Disorder
• Hypersensitive response definition and examples of classroom behaviors
• Hyposensitive response definition and examples of classroom behaviors
o Classroom Strategies for Creating a Sensory Smart Classroom
• Strategies to regulate the five senses
• Proprioceptive strategies
• Vestibular strategies


Presenter: Joshua Alvarez

Workshop Title: "Parents and Programs Working Hand in Hand"
Track: Parent/Family Relationships and Support
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 204
Theater Style: 155

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Having parents as collaborators. The success of a quality program is measured by the collaboration and partnership.Attendees Will explore technics, strategies on how to effectively communicate with parents, build relationships, how to successfully be collaborators and make an impact in a child's life and in our future.


Presenter: Elidia Anaya

Co-presenter(s):  Rocio Flores  Carmen Muniz 
Workshop Title: Language and Literacy in the Preschool Years
Track: Child Development - Language/Literacy
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 201A-B
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

This workshop is intended for teacher at all levels from new to experienced teachers. This workshop will enhance participant's understanding of language and literacy development in the preschool years. We will examine the stages of language and the different components of literacy which are listening, speaking, reading, and writing. As well as, the development of early literacy skills like vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge, and phonological awareness. Further, how to create developmentally appropriate activities that engage children in a particular literacy activity. We will also discuss the findings of Hart and Risley relating to language development. Activities presented will be hands on and develop all domains (social, emotional, cognitive, and physical). Throughout the workshop participants will engage in various literacy activities that can be used in the classroom. Further, they will hear stories from the classroom and how these experiences have changed the way we teach children. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about activities they have done in the classroom.


Presenter: Gary Andary

Co-presenter(s):  Dana Lovelace 
Workshop Title: Program Challenges or Headaches? Impacts of Recent Laws and Legal Issues
Track: Administration - Operations
Age Group: All
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Mar 24, 2017 @ 02:00 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 201A-B
Theater Style: 70

Learning Level: Intermediate

Language: English

Course Description

Do we need regulatory clean-up legislation for licensing or other legal issues having adverse impacts on child development programs, while still maintaining necessary health and safety standards? Children's programs have been challenged by a wave of new legislative and regulatory requirements the past 2 years, from a variety of agencies. This workshop will provide Administrators, Directors, and lead staff with factual information regarding new requirements, resources to assess and develop implementation strategies, and examples of measures programs have taken to comply with new requirements. Areas to be covered include: Recent legal issues on care and supervision, Integrated Pest Management; child nutrition training requirements in preventive health practices training; staff and child immunization requirement issues; upcoming mandated reporter training requirements; Incidental Medical Services Plan policies and the ADA; current licensing issues; and any newly proposed requirement s this legislative year. Participants are encouraged to share their successes and difficulties with this myriad of issues and requirements.


Presenter: Kristen Anderson

Co-presenter(s):  Sarah Kinahan 
Workshop Title: Addressing Facilities Needs for Child Care and Early Learning: Collaborative Efforts in San Mateo County
Track: Administration - Other
Age Group: All
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 03:45 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 104A
Theater Style: 58

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

Shortages and poor conditions of early learning facilities are hampering efforts to expand and improve services in many counties. San Mateo County child care and early education planners conducted a facilities needs assessment to document the needs of existing centers for children birth to 5 years and identify potential new sites. The results are being used to advocate for increased investments in strategies to improve the availability and quality of facilities. Participants will learn how data, on conditions in existing facilities and interest in and barriers to expansion, can be used to engage new partners. Related projects that support facilities quality and improvement will be described, including a partnership with Rebuilding Together, a Facilities Quality Checklist, County permit streamlining efforts, and an Early Learning Facilities Task Force lead by the community foundation.


Presenter: Cindy Arstein-Kerslake

Workshop Title: Everything You Need to Know About Inclusion: Resources at Your Fingertips
Track: Children with Disabilities and Special Needs
Age Group: 0-8
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 08:30 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 103
Theater Style: 105

Learning Level: Advanced

Language: English

Course Description

The presentation will highlight the many practical training tools, resources, strategies, and website links available through the California MAP* to Inclusion & Belonging (*Making Access Possible) Project. This project, funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division, is a rich resource for all California early childhood educators.

The MAP PROJECT is committed to fostering the vision for improving access to quality child care for children with disabilities or other special needs and their families, which includes support, education, and training for providers and the families they serve. The MAP PROJECT develops materials and serves as a clearinghouse of resources and information for individuals, organizations and child care providers in the state about inclusive practices, including current information on successful state and local initiatives.

Participants will also have an opportunity to explore inclusive practice checklists, guidelines, resources for challenging behavior, and other links available on the web site. Participants will be asked to select from focus areas based on the web site (Challenging Behavior, Infant Mental Health, Specific Disabilities, Inclusive Practice). The presenter will guide participants in accessing free videos, training modules, fact sheets and family friendly resources that address the needs and interests of the participants. The presenter coordinates the project and is passionate about sharing the resources.
This presentation is appropriate for all audiences, but will be particularly useful for community college instructors, directors and administrators of child care programs, and Head Start disability managers.


Presenter: Cindy Arstein-Kerslake

Workshop Title: Every Child Can Be Included! Find Out How!
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 102
Theater Style: 25

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Even children with severe disabilities or very challenging behavior need to be valued members of a community and feel connected and belong. The MAP to Inclusion and Belonging Project will show four videos that demonstrate challenges of inclusion and how to overcome them as well as resources to support your work. True stories of two very different children will show you what's needed to support full participation and belonging and all of the key elements of inclusion.


Presenter: Nicki Backlar

Co-presenter(s):  Jackie Kelley 
Workshop Title: Learning from Bev Bos
Track: Film Festival
Age Group: All
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Mar 25, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 102
Theater Style: 25

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Bev Bos is a well-known mentor in our Early Childhood Education field. Her ideas of working with children are well respected. Her philosophy includes children learning through play, interaction, problem solving, exploration and discovery. Facilitated discussion with visuals will give examples of Bevs approaches and how they can be supported in many different settings.


Presenter: Gwen Bagley

Workshop Title: Leading for Impact - Insights on Emotional and Social Intelligence
Track: Professional Development
Age Group: Adult
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Mar 23, 2017 @ 01:45 PM

Room Location: Ontario Convention Center
Meeting Room Name: 103
Theater Style: 105

Learning Level: Appropriate for All

Language: English

Course Description

Research has indicated that emotional factors may play an equally if not more important, role in the success of our health, relationship and work than our IQ. In this workshop, you will gain insight into how you perceive and express yourself, develop and maintain relationships, cope with challenges, and how to use your emotional information in an effective and meaningful way. You will learn strategies to deal with conflict better to connect with your team members, and be a stronger communicator.

The workshop will be delivered using a combination of lecture and engaging activities intended to connect the content to personal experience.

The workshop is intended for anyone interested in their own personal development and can be applied in all areas.


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